The main objective of these grants will be to encourage innovation in less developed regions. For this reason, the Government has authorized the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) to call subsidies worth 50 million euros, through the FEDER-Innterconecta program.
Experimental development projects will be supported for groups of a maximum of six companies. These projects must have a budget that can be financed between 1 and 4 million euros, and whose theme should belong to the eight Social Challenges of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Integration and Innovation ( food safety and quality, productive agricultural activity and sustainable natural resources ; safe, efficient and clean energy, intelligent, sustainable and integrated transport, action on climate change and efficiency in the use of resources and raw materials, etc.)
This call is co-financed with FEDER funds from the Plurreguional Operational Program of Spain 2014-2017. PYMES can be presented together with large or medium-sized companies, as long as they do not exceed any of the 70% eligible for the project (determined by the characteristics of the beneficiary, cost of the project and budgetary availability). Small companies will receive a maximum of 60% of aid, medium companies 50%, and large companies 40%.